Summary: WARNING: /proc could not be mounted

From: Ian Topham <>
Date: Fri Jan 19 2007 - 04:55:53 EST
	Many thanks to all of you who responded to my pleadings,
especially Jeff Claunch, Steve Starer and Matthew D'Arcy, but not to
those with the ever helpful 'Out of Office' responses.
I did attempt to back out the cluster but that proved to be too time
consuming, so in the end I did the decent thing and rebuilt the system
from the install disks and then patched again; however, I did follow the
advice of Steve and go to the single user mode from a reboot (reboot --
-s) before installing the patch cluster. Once the patch cluster was
successfully installed, I then mirrored the disks. I know it is a
cop-out, but I was time constrained against a delivery deadline, so
unfortunately I don't have a decent reason as to why it occurred in the
first place, and hopefully if I follow this procedure next time, I won't
have the problem again.

Thanks - Ian

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Ian Topham
Sent: 12 January 2007 11:04
Subject: WARNING: /proc could not be mounted

    I am in the process of configuring a v210 system with Solaris 9 9/04
and then applying the patch cluster which contains the kernel patch
118558-20, please don't ask why.
I've installed the OS, mirrored the disks and installed the patch
After rebooting the system I now get this: -

Rebooting with command: boot
Boot device: /pci@1c,600000/scsi@2/disk@1,0:a  File and args:
SunOS Release 5.9 Version Generic_118558-20 64-bit Copyright 1983-2003
Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.
WARNING: forceload of misc/md_trans failed
WARNING: forceload of misc/md_raid failed
WARNING: forceload of misc/md_hotspares failed
WARNING: forceload of misc/md_sp failed
Hardware watchdog enabled
Configuring ATM interfaces:
configuring IPv4 interfaces: bge0.
Hostname: webbox
Illegal Instruction
Illegal Instruction
Illegal Instruction
Illegal Instruction
Illegal Instruction
Illegal Instruction
WARNING: /proc could not be mounted
Illegal Instruction
Illegal Instruction
Bus Error
The / file system (/dev/md/rdsk/d10) is being checked.
Bus Error

WARNING - fatal error from fsck - error 138 Unable to repair the /
filesystem. Run fsck manually (fsck -F ufs /dev/md/rdsk/d10). System
will reboot when you exit the shell.

Type control-d to proceed with normal startup, (or give root password
for system maintenance):

Is there a 'get out of jail' procedure for this problem, or do I have to
go to site to rebuild the system?

I've tried the fsck option, but I get a Bus Error when I attempt it.

Any Ideas?

Thanks - Ian

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